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59% of adults watch video on non-TV devices daily

New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) finds that 59% of adults in the U.S. watch video on non-TV devices (including mobile phones, home computers, tablets, and eReaders) daily – compared to 55% in 2020, 43% in 2017, and 18% in 2012.

Younger individuals are most likely to watch video on non-TV devices.  Among all ages 18-34, 83% watch video on a non-TV device daily – compared to 64% of ages 35-54, and 35% of ages 55 and above.

These findings are based on a survey of 1,900 households nationwide and are part of a new LRG study, Emerging Video Services 2022. This is LRG’s sixteenth annual study on this topic.

Other related findings include:

  • 51% of adults watch YouTube on a non-TV device daily – followed by news clips at 35%
  • 50% of adults watch video on a mobile phone daily – up from 44% in 2020, and 33% in 2017
  • 83% of households have a subscription video on-Demand (SVOD) service from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu – compared to 78% in 2020, and 64% in 2017
  • Overall, 64% of U.S. households now have more than one SVOD service – compared to 55% in 2020, and 33% in 2017
  • 43% of all adults stream a top SVOD service daily – compared to 40% in 2020, and 29% in 2017
  • Including eleven additional streaming video services, the mean number of SVOD/DTC services among all households is 3.6 – compared to 2.9 in 2020

“Nearly 60% of adults now watch video on a non-TV device daily.  This includes half of all adults watching video on a mobile phone every day, up from one-third of adults five years ago,” said Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst for Leichtman Research Group, Inc.  “While non-TV devices provide the ability to watch video anywhere, the most common location for watching video on non-TV devices continues to be in the home.  Eighty-two percent of those who watch video on a mobile phone, and 85% of those who watch video on a tablet or eReader, do so at home.”  BCS Bureau

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